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In Response to COVID-19, all Head Start/Early Head Start and PA Pre-K Counts programs will be closed. This Closure includes classrooms, home visitation and any scheduled appointments. Families will receive notification of any changes or updates by text message,phone,Facebook and this website.

If you need to contact someone at our Main Office, please call 724-346-4482 or 1-866-284-1059 EXT 1335 and please leave a message and someone will return your call.

We will continue to complete Pre-Application and will schedule appointments to complete application at a later time




Enroll now

We are now enrolling for the
2020-2021 school year!
Please call 724-346-4482
Ext. 1350 or Ext. 1351
To schedule an appointment and complete an application! Hope to hear from you soon!

Dental and Physicals

We are required by the federal government to have physical and dental exams on all 3-5 yr olds within 90 days of enrollment in the Head Start program. We need to have physical exams for Early Head Start children under 3. If your child has any current physicals or dental exam please turn them in to the health office as soon as you can. Thank you for your help

Head Start

  • Federal funded program promotes the school readiness of young children ages 3-5 through the provision of comprehensive services to include education, mental health, healthy habits and social services.

  • Eligible families live in Mercer County and have an income at or below the 100% federal poverty level.

  • Provision of degreed teaching staff, with a staff to child ratio of 1 to 8.5 children.

  • Research based curriculum, Creative Curriculum from Teaching Strategies.

  • Two daily nutritional meals, breakfast & lunch or lunch & snack.

  • Promotes the role of parents as the child's first and most important teacher.

  • Promoting the parent-teacher-family advocate relationship to help support and build the parent-child relationship, strong community ties and promoting the well-being of the family.

  • Monthly parent meetings and quarterly family activities.

  • Classrooms are located in all 12 school districts in Mercer County.

Volunteer Clearances

It is now a Pennsylvania State Law that you must have a background check before you are able to volunteer in any of our classrooms.
For asstance with obtaining your clearances Click here

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